As those of you who have been reading my blog for a while probably know, I get several projects each semester at the uni. This time one of them is designing the interior of a coffee/pastry shop. So I thought "Which are my favourite places and why?"
The one pictured above is probably my favourite at the moment - Confetti Gelateria. We usually go there on Saturday and have brunch while most of the people are still asleep. There are several reasons I keep going there: best cappuccino I've had in a long time; very nice customer service; really beautiful dishes (I know - weird thing to notice but they really are pretty) and most of all - different places to sit. What I mean is if you are trying to relax while having your coffee and reading a book for example (which I very much enjoy) it is a bit irritating if there is a huge and loud company next to you, am I right? The way those guys solved it is that there are small tables at the very front overlooking the street with large french windows; and larger tables at the back where the interior is more fun and colorful. Those two areas are separated by the bar and the huge showcases which gives them just the enough privacy - smart, isn't it?
I have more pictures from that place that I will share as soon as I get my film developed.
In the meantime - which is your favourite or least favourite place to have coffee? Are there particular aspects of its design that make you feel more comfortable or irritate you? I would love to hear your thoughts!
(photo: Iva Yaneva)